Step 1: Materials
*A pair of skullcandy skullcrusher headphones. They might? be discontinued, so buy them online, or find another pair with a similar attachment mount (2 inch diameter or therabouts). pull the drivers off of the folding headband. They should snap right out without breaking anything.
*Two cans of spray paint (i used enamel for plastics), one flat black, the other gloss clearcoat
*Silver (or whatever color you might like) bronzing powder
*A tool to make cracks and gouges
*A very soft brush (I use makeup brushes for all my bronzing, $1 at the dollar store)
*A pair of old WWII-era headphones with semicircular driver mounts. Mine had a patent leather head cushion attached, but it was severely dry rotted so I nixed it. I polished the brass up with some brasso so I could turn the nuts, hopefully yours is in better condition. Remove the old drivers and metal cases. If you want to try and retrofit the driver cases, good luck. there is just enough space for the cellophane membrane and some copper wiring, I tried.
Step 2: Paint the Skullcandy Drivers and Amp Case
*Dissassemble the driver cases and amp case. You can prime them if you like. I didn't. There is a space on the driver cases where you can fit some cool hardware, or wire some LEDs. The lines going to the bass drivers in the headset probably carry enough juice.
*Spray them with the flat black and let dry. I would do two coats if I were you, remember that you will be gouging into it to make the cracks. If you would like a gritty effect, drop a few grains of play sand onto the wet black paint. they will show up (to cool effect) later when you bronze. Alternatively, a very dirty work area will suffice.
*Now, once the flat black has dried to a tack (its fairly important to make sure it is still tacky),
Load your brush with just enough powder to cover the tip of your brush. Gently buff down the case parts, covering the areas that would logically be exposed to rubbing. This should give the effect of a patina, where the recessed areas remain black and the raised portions are now bronzed.
Step 3: Gouges and Cracks
*If you are dissatisfied with the weathering, you can start over by applying clearcoat and then re-bronzing. You can also build up a coarser texture by layering powder coats, or a cool patina using a combination of silver and brass colored layers. I didn't.
*When you are happy with your weathering, go ahead and clearcoat those bad boys to protect the evidence of your painting prowess. At this point, you may stand up and announce that you are fly.
Step 4: Assembly
*The metal prongs on your old headset may need to be bent to fit. Do so. With Gusto.
*Now snap your painted and assembled drivers into the old frame.
Step 5: Listen to Music. But More Stylishly.
I know there is a lot of room for expansion here. Please post pictures if you follow this instructable, I'd love to see some inspired work!